We’re swooning over these multi colored iridescent heels from Sophia Webster! And check out that cute bow in the back and the glitter strap over the toe..too cute!
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A chance meeting at church one day when Joshua greeted and said hello to Sophia led to the exchange of phone and eventually a first date. Two years later and a surprise engagement later these two are set to wed with a wedding being planned by Fab Created Events. Read on more about their love story below!
The first time I met Josh was at church. I had gone just expecting it to be a normal church day, but he greeted me and said, “The spirit of the Lord is in this place today!” I just laughed and went on, but he kept coming over to me and finally asked if he could call. We exchanged phone numbers, and chatted for about two months before he asked me out on our first official date. I’d gotten all dressed up, and he surprised me by taking me to Bentley’s, which is 27 stories up! When we were seated, he took my hand and said, “I want you to see yourself as high up as I see you.” Such a sweetheart! We went on to date for two more years, and I’d gone on a girls’ date with my best friends to Atlanta. They insisted we have a spa day, and said we HAD to go to happy hour somewhere. On the way to the restaurant, I began noticing places I’d been to with Josh, and it really made me miss him. As I was reminiscing about our time together, I realized his family was walking towards me! I thought for sure I was dreaming. We were by the fountains there that splash up and then go back down, and as it was coming down, I saw Josh standing in the center. He got down on one knee, and asked for my hand in marriage. I obviously said of course, but one thing I was wishing is that my family could be there too. The fountains had gone back up so we took a moment together, and as the water went back down, I saw them there! He had flown my family in to celebrate with us, and it was absolute perfection.”
Kicking off the week with this sweet 10 year vow renewal of Neesha & Rick! They decided to have a small vow renewal to celebrate 10 years of marriage amongst close family and friends. They took it back to Maryland where they first met, the team at Evermore Creation captured it all.
Neesha and Rick had met in college in Maryland but since graduating and being married, had moved to Trinidad. For their 10 year anniversary and vow renewal, they wanted to return to the state where it had all began, but decided to try a new beautiful part of Maryland they had never visited, Annapolis. They wrote deep and passionate vows for each other and renewed their promise of love and companionship in front of some of their college friends in the tiny Annapolis Chapel. Photos were taken throughout the streets of Annapolis before they had a reception lunch.”
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Happy Monday love birds! Taking engagement pictures can be a little nerve racking, especially if you’ve never really done a photo shoot together. But with the right photographer, they can make all your worries cease! Today, we’re sharing the engagement session of Demetrius and Janelle, with the help of Ashley Canay Photography these two had a laid back photo shoot filled with love and many of kissable moments!
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Happy Wedding Wednesday gorgeous! Did I ever tell you guys how much I love elopements? Let’s be honest here: Planning a wedding is not for everyone. Sometimes you just want to show up and at the end of the day you are married! But what I love the most about them is the fact that the couple chooses to do things their way. But that doesn’t mean you skip out on the memories..you can still get photographs and eat cake and have a good time. Don’t believe me? See Lentaya & Miles’ wedding below! And many thanks to Atlanta based, L. Hunter Photography for sending this over!
Best Memory: Our family all joining hands and circling around to pray for our marriage.How we met: We’re from the same small town. I’d been friends with his brother for years but we finally, formally met in first period on my first day of high school after we happened to be assigned to sit next to one another. We’ve been inseparable ever since.Proposal: We planned for a night in after he’d been out of town for the weekend and he completely caught me off guard by coming home with the most beautiful flowers and asking me to marry him.Best wedding advice for engaged couples: Make it about you and the love you share. Whether you’re having a bigger wedding or a smaller wedding, keep a moment or two intimate for just your partner and your closest friends and family.
I love hearing the stories behind the proposal. Especially when the bride to be has absolutely no clue! Most times you’ve had the discussion, maybe even you’ve looked at rings together, so you have an idea that it’s going to happen but you don’t know the WHEN! Today, bride to be Fallon shares with us her proposal story to her now fiancé, DeVon.
Houston, Texas. The Day After Christmas. 4:43PM. Walking out of my parents’ house (running late as usual…I will be better in 2017), headed to our annual family Christmas photoshoot! I was so excited because we took last year’s photos in the NICU with my Beautiful Nephew. Read his story Here. As if that wasn’t enough to excite me, I was elated because this one would be different from the rest. My boyfriend (now fiancé) would be standing alongside me. This was a HUGE first for us, because we have never taken professional photos together, and I DEFINITELY never brought anyone home for Christmas AND the family photo. Anywho, DeVon and I hopped in the back seat of my dad’s car, and as I looked over to him with excitement, he looked sick or disturbed; mad even. I whispered, “Babe, what’s wrong?” he replied nothing, but I knew something was up. I saw him texting and figured since we were in the car with my parents, he didn’t want to talk about whatever news he had received in his phone. I asked again as we pulled up to the shoot because he just looked so distraught. I had no idea it was anguish and fear. IT WAS ABOUT TO GO DOWN, and I had NO IDEA. This was MAINLY due to the fact that he LIED to me the night before. He set me up soooo good!
Christmas night I walked into his room (you know my parents don’t play that sleeping in the same guest room mess! Bahaha) to charge my phone. He sat me down and said “Babe, we have a problem.” My heart sank immediately. He proceeded, “You know I’m going to get the ring soon (we had JUST found my dream ring only 10 days prior), and I know you wanted your family there with you, but I can’t figure out a way to get them to Atlanta (where we live) or get you back here without it not being obvious. Also, Lowe (his mom) really wants to be there too.” I go into super girlfriend mode – “Look, this is about us, and although I want them there, we don’t live in the same city, and I want to be genuinely surprised when you do it. If it is just us and a waiter, that’s fine. I just want a photographer there or someone secretly recording because all the engaged girls say they don’t remember anything, and I want to capture the moment.” I am cracking up writing this. Little sneaky self!
The next morning I called my best friend, Constance, and neighbor of over 25 years. She was a few houses down the street at her parents, and I wanted to go grab breakfast. She said “SURE!” then canceled on me 30 minutes later. So unlike her. So when she called that afternoon stating she was already wearing our family photoshoot colors and that she would stop by the photoshoot and say hello since she canceled breakfast early that morning, I thought nothing of it. Our families have always been close. I had NO IDEA she canceled on me because DeVon called her in a panic when I was showering for breakfast that LOWE HAD LANDED! She picked up my my soon-to-be mother in law at 9:30AM and entertained her the whole day. Our pictures weren’t scheduled until 5pm. I didn’t think anything was out of the ordinary as all these instances were taking place. BIG MISTAKE. BIG. HUGE!
Ok. Back to the Shoot. As we all exit the cars (my siblings drove separately) and do the final prep for the photoshoot I am THANKFUL! I am admiring my family and grateful that we are there together. We start taking the pictures, then it’s time for me and my baby’s solo shot. I have this signature pose we do where I place my hand on his chest. Lowkey, it’s kinda my way of staking my claim. This My Man! My King! But I couldn’t help but look at my hand on his chest in that moment and think how wonderful it would be to have a ring on my finger. No less than 10 minutes later I did!
Constance arrives and greets the family warmly. I think nothing of her and DeVon talking because they talk almost daily. Every time I am on the phone with Constance (every few hours lol) one of them yells through the phone at each other “HEY FRIEND!” It’s actually pretty cute. We finish up the photoshoot and begin to pack everything up as the sun sets and temperatures drop (perfection for upcoming engagement photos, and because I was sweating. I still have no idea why it was 86 degrees the day after Christmas). THEN! A lady approaches the group slowly, out of the brush (and out of Constance’s car). My mom yells “Who is this lady walking all up on us?” Lowe replies, “Hi, I’m Debra!” I am in shock! My mind is racing 100 mph, I look at Constance confused. I have no idea what is going on. It took me a minute to put things together, but once I did, a rush of emotions came over me. I then realized what was about to happen, Lowe was here, my family, my future Maid Of Honor and DeVon. I look at him in disbelief, I turn and literally walked away crying. I couldn’t hold my emotions anymore. He got me. He REALLY got me.
5:35PM. DeVon grabs my hand and sweetly says “Baby, calm down.” I reply through whimpers and tears and trying to figure out how the heck he got the ring so fast – “OK.” He says, “You know I love you and you love me.” According to him I quickly reply “Yes!” before he could get the question out. I think he is exaggerating, but I have no clue because that was the last thing I heard. I blacked out and don’t remember any of what happened in the video below. Seeing the love of my life on bended knee, IN WHITE PANTS on the rocks, asking for my hand in marriage was overwhelming. Overjoyed is an understatement, especially when I looked down and he REALLY got my dream ring!!
I could not have asked for a more perfect proposal. I was shocked, elated, and over come with so many emotions. The more I look back, reflect and put the pieces together it all makes sense!! That morning after I got out the shower I couldn’t find him anywhere (He was outside on the phone with Constance). Then I was mad that he wasn’t getting dressed for breakfast quickly. “Hi my name is Fallon, and I love food!” He knew there would be no breakfast with Constance. He kept disappearing at the mall after lunch with my family to get everything ready. Before we got in the car for the photoshoot, he made me switch sides and sit behind my dad because the ring was in his right pocket. He was so nervous in the car because his mom and Constance were texting him that they were hiding at the location of the photoshoot and saw us pull up (I never even noticed her car in that big old empty parking lot). Every picture we took, his hand was in his pocket hiding the ring or he grabbed my hand quickly so I wouldn’t touch it on accident. The best part was that NO ONE in my family knew (thank God! They would’ve given it away FOR SURE). Now before you go judging, we already had “clearance” from my parents, who are pastors and have been doing Christian Marriage Counseling (including our pre-marital counseling) and couples for 30 years. We had already completed the first 3 sessions with them before he proposed, even though I told him “DO NOT PROPOSE UNTIL WE ARE DONE COUNSELING!” Boy, am I glad he didn’t listen.
I drove home in shock. I did not text anyone. I did not call anyone. I just wanted to soak up the moment. I told my sister who is also a photographer “DO. NOT. POST. ANYTHING.” I needed time to process with the man I love. We got back to my parents’ house and had an impromptu engagement party as a family. Food. Drinks. Balloons. Speeches. Tears. Hugs. LOVE.
I cannot WAIT to embark on forever as Mrs. Scott with my best friend! #iSCOTTtheRightOne Baby!! #RiceDownTheAisle begins NOW!
Proposal Day Photos by: Heather Purvis Photography
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Desvari & Derrian were high school sweethearts who dated for 8 years before tying the knot. What started off as puppy love turned into something more…something real as they grew up together and navigated adulthood together as well. They were married at MICHAUDS Town & Country, a traditional ballroom venue in Ohio. Read all below as the bride describes their love, proposal and wedding day.
We’ve been dating since high school…yes we are high school sweethearts! Eight years of love & we are truly best friends. Going from high school, military, college, to careers has been AMAZING! Honestly it’s been such a blessing being able to grow with and for each other. Experiencing each stage together has allowed us to build something that’s rare to find now days. Some cool facts about us would have to be Derrian was in The United States Marine Corps and I never wanted to do hair, but now I am the Educator/Manager at The #1 Blowout Bar In Columbus, Ohio thanks to the BEST owners Kristin D. & Kailen E. How would you describe your relationship? It’s different. We’ve had the chance to figure life out together. The way we operate comes naturally. We have our healthy arguments, but otherwise everything else just comes from love. Starting our independency in another city away from family forced us to trust and rely on each other. We can finish each other sentences, he knows how I operate and think and likewise for me with him. Our biggest asset is talking- we love talking to each other. Whether it’s discussing daily issues, debating with each other, and some good football! He supports my every thought & is so involved with all that I do. I’ve never had constant support from anyone so when he began supporting my hair dreams it felt unreal and I knew he would be my husband. Derrian is definitely the calm to my storm as our friends would say. I feel as if God gave him to me in order for me to find who I was destined to become. All in all, I love our love and relationship. I wish more people could experience something like this. It’s like whatever each of us didn’t have we found it in each other and became one. Definitely an indescribable journey we’ve created! What was it like on your big day (married)? To be completely honest it was unreal. Having all of your friends & family ever in one room just for us was indescribable. We always knew we’d get married we just did not realize the amount of friendships we built over the years along with combining two families. Everything was perfect. There was no crazy “day of tragedies” thank god!! Everything was absolutely beautiful and BEYOND what we imagined once we started planning. It was so nice to sit at our table and look around seeing everyone enjoying themselves. So much love was shared that day it was mind blowing. Proposal story? Our proposal was so customized to how I am it’s hilarious. For Christmas Derrian gave me wine glasses (I was pretty disappointed) and along with the glasses he gave me an appointment card. It was an appointment for pictures at a photography studio back in Cincinnati where we were living at the time. At this point, I was SO confused. “Why pictures? The holidays are over” anyways, I went along with it. We arrived to the studio and we began taking pictures. She’s takes a few shots that were kind of pointless, but I didn’t know what these photos were for so I went along with it all. Derrian stops the shoot to go to the restroom BUT instead he go to his coat. Once he comes back the photographer says have a seat here and “do your own pose”. Next thing you know he’s walking around from behind me and gets down on one knee! I looked to the photographer in shock! Took me awhile to process it because I did not expect that coming at all. To make things just perfect, just a few minutes later we walk over to our favorite local bar and as I walk in I hear “SURPRISE” and all my friends, family, coworkers were there waiting on us after our engagement. It was perfect, custom, and unforgettable.”
Breiana and Larry are one fun loving couple! The two love birds had a traditional church wedding filled with emotion and then proceeded to turn up! We absolutely love Breiana’s short do and how she was able to accent it with a pretty flower crown. The day was filled with many laughs and even a few tears. Take a look below!
Larry and Breiana, of St. Louis, MO, were married after what seems like a life time together. The day was very relaxed as Breiana patiently waited to marry the love of her life. Larry, the jokester of two, kept his boys laughing all while they were preparing for the day. Once it was time for the ceremony, Breiana could not stop the tears of happiness as her dreams came true. Larry kept a calm and cheerful smile while viewing his beautiful bride for the first time.After the ceremony it was time to kick it! From the moment the wedding party stepped onto their limo, to the time the DJ played the last song it was nothing but smiles, laughter and PARTY! You could tell all through the reception that these two had a true purpose in being with each other, and that their family would continue to grow and flourish.”